How to quiet pesky notifications in Windows 10?

I am one of those Microsoft fans, but not a full-fledged member… yet…. still waiting for the pesky Surface Pro 4 announcement, hihi. Anyway, as a show of my dedication to the Microsoft ecosystem, I am a proud Office 365 subscriber, and active user on Windows OS (ok ok, I am sorta cheating running it on bootcamp in Macbook Air, but again, waiting of that Surface Pro 4, so give me a break 🙂 ). I am also a proud Windows Insider, running Windows 10 + Office 2016 preview and I gotta say.. I LOVE IT!!! I’m so in love with it, that I took the leap and use it on my work laptop.

Problem though is I just could not find the silence mode for notifications 😦  In windows 8 and 8.1 it was very easy to find in the charms screen, but in the new Notification center, it was no where to be found. Alas I found it! and here are the steps:

NOTE: these steps assume you are running build 10074

  1. In your System Bar (notification bar), locate the Notification Center icon
  2. Right click and locate “hide notifiactions for” in the menu. Here you can select 1 hour, 3 hours, or 8 hours.
  3. When it is successfully silenced, you will see the icon switch to display
    Notifiaction Silenced
  4. To display notifications again, right click on the same icon and select Show Notifications
    reenabled notifiactions

One problem I am still trying to troubleshoot still is how to silence the sound 😦 That is still being activated. I should note I had same experience in Windows 8.1 as well and will make sure I add it to the feedback in the Insider Hub.

Have you found a solution to the sound issue? Let me know in the comments and I’ll update the blog 🙂


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